Vaccinate the Americas

An elderly woman gets her shot of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Mexico City, March 8, 2021 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).
An elderly woman gets her shot of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Mexico City, March 8, 2021 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).
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The White House’s announcement last month that the United States will offer millions of coronavirus vaccines to its two immediate neighbors, Mexico and Canada, is a welcome step toward the reversal of the Trump administration’s “America First” policies. But for humanitarian, economic and strategic reasons, it must be just the first step toward an intentional program of U.S. leadership to vaccinate the Americas. In the global struggle against COVID-19, Latin American and Caribbean countries have fallen behind. Weak health systems, uncertain leadership, high numbers of informal workers and bad luck have created a perfect storm in the region. Even as […]

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